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Writer's block...it's dreaded; it's horrendous.
And everyone experiences it....
Sorry, but that's a fact. It's not just for professional writers, journalists or authors but also students, teachers and businessmen too. Finding the right words for a simple email can sometimes be a challenge. I wish I could tell you that I knew all the secrets for avoiding this pain staking- anxiety provoking- obstruction of thought, but truth is, I can’t and I suffer from it too.
I'm at a standstill with my own book. I have no idea how to continue on or how to make it flow; yet, I have it all mapped out in my head. How Bizarre?
So, here's the small bit of advice that I can offer.
1. Thought journal. Write it down. Whatever comes to mind, whenever it comes to mind, write it down! The random words and insane ideas are the ones that can start new stories or provoke intense plot twists (oh, goody!).
2. Doodle. Yes, it's lame. Yes, it's fun. And yes, it's distracting. But once your mind isn't focused on what you're trying to write and the story you're trying to complete, more ideas will flow. It's like that time you spent twenty minutes looking for your favorite pair of go-with-everything shoes and then gave up and bought a new pair just to come home to them sitting by the front door.
3. New location. Kind of like real-estate, it’s all about location. This one kind of goes with doodling. Every new location that you write in will likely bring about new ideas. From the birds chirping outside to people watching in Central Park, new stories can bloom wherever you are. Keep an open mind and things will come your way!
4. Stay true to you. Same advice as life: lose yourself, lose your voice. If you try and change your tone, you'll lose your voice. And when you lose your voice, you'll lose your words. Don't lose your words; be you.
These are the tidbits of advice that I am learning along the way, to help overcome anxiety, brain farts and wasting away precious time. Use them, lose them-It's all I have to offer. The choice is yours, but either way, I wish you well on your writing journey.
Until Next Time,
MBMA GROUP LLC - Directors Team